Grant County staff

Grant County Health Department staff wait for people to drive up for the county's curbside testing in November at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Eight more people in Grant County tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a press release Wednesday, the Grant County Health Department said that the people infected with the virus live within the John Day, Seneca, Mount Vernon, and Monument.

With eight more cases, the county's total case count rose to 206 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Grant County Health Department.

The health department encourages all residents to take the following precautions:

• Wear masks indoors and outdoors if 6 feet of distancing can not be maintained.

Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

• Stay home when feeling ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms, they will usually appear within 14 days, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

The Grant County Health Department urges anyone exhibiting these symptoms to call 211 or 541-575-0429.

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Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at steven@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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